Tales from lockdown – author’s note

Firstly, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who's taken part in this project, giving up your time and telling me your stories. I've loved chatting and catching up, and speaking to people I haven't spoken to in quite a while, sometimes years. It was a chance to record a unique time in people's lives, and … Continue reading Tales from lockdown – author’s note

A year in moments #12 – first date with The Poet

Continued from Meeting The Poet... It was 3 months exactly since we first met, this time Friday 13th December. There were only two Fri 13ths in 2019, and we'd met on both, neither of which were planned. We were supposed to have met the Wednesday before, but I'd pushed it back to Friday because I … Continue reading A year in moments #12 – first date with The Poet

A year in moments #9 – the story based on a poem

He laid awake, looking to his left. The light was just starting to peek through the curtains. She was facing away from him, sleeping. He watched her shoulder and the curve of her back, just exposed by the covers. She gently turned over to him, her eyelids giving away that she wasn’t yet awake. He … Continue reading A year in moments #9 – the story based on a poem

A year in people – the end

So that's it; it's the end of December 2019 (well, actually January 2020) and my year in people project is finished. When I started, I didn't quite know what I'd end up writing; how many posts I'd be able to do or how it would all go. The only goal I set myself was to … Continue reading A year in people – the end

A year in people #81 – Michelle

"Hi Michelle, sorry for the late notice but I'm going to have to cancel tonight. I split up with M yesterday and I'm not in the best state to meet I'm afraid! It's all still a bit new and I have quite a lot to sort out. Hoping to stay in Christchurch though so hopefully … Continue reading A year in people #81 – Michelle

A year in people #80 – Tess

When I first saw Tess I saw this edgy, trendy, cool chick. You know the kind, the ones that you can feel a bit intimidated by. She had a cool social media presence, worked in some trendy job in Brighton and had the best notebook for this running writing workshop we were at. And wore … Continue reading A year in people #80 – Tess

A year in people #76 – future me

I'm taking requests of people to write about in September and one of my friends asked if I'd write a post about myself. Hmmmm that's not really the point, but I guess I did put it out there. I asked him in what context. "Not sure really. A bit of self reflection... How you see … Continue reading A year in people #76 – future me